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Date:
February 22, 2021
Time:
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Location:
Online
Address:
Las Cruces, NM 88001
Contact:
575-528-4005
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Big Read History in Context: Japanese Americans in the Mesilla Valley

Monday, February 22, 2021

Presented by local historian, Christopher Schurtz. Description: Several farming families of Japanese descent made their homes in the Mesilla Valley in the first part of the 20th century, despite strong, anti-Japanese resistance from mostly Anglo farmers and local farming institutions. Though experiences varied, these families ultimately gained acceptance and greatly contributed to the community for decades to come.